Wednesday, April 18, 2007

So, what have I been up to lately that's blog-worthy? Not much, I'm afraid. I've actually been sick since somtime in March- with a couple of different things but I'm on the upside of a sinus infection since I started antibiotics yesterday. Anyway, my fever broke sometime this afternoon and I was itching to do something that didn't include cleaning up after children. So I started the ceiling fan project again. I took the fan blades and paints out on the patio and somehow attracted about 10 kids from the neighborhood that wanted to help and handed me paints- so cute. One of the kids was the same age as Halle and was apparently being cared for by his 7 year old brother. They live across the street and I was just really surprised that he was allowed to roam the neighborhood- funny. Actually, a couple of other kids came over a few days ago asking for water and if they could play inside, etc. and this little 2 year old that I'd never met was in my kitchen asking for water! Knowing that if you give these kids and inch they'll run all over you (one day they actually came in without knocking) I told them all to go home and get water and that they all had to play outside. One of them had already come over just to use the restroom and left without even saying hi to Chloe. So I knew that if I gave them anything else we'd be the bathroom/water stop of the neighborhood. It's just a different environment here...

Sooo, this is what I've come up with so far. The first picture is what I had but it didn't look right and the second picture is what I have now. Travis liked the first picture better but it was not exactly what I wanted. I'm not done with it now- something has to go in the middle of the board but I'm not sure what yet. I was thinking that instead of having the flowers covered by the board I would cover part of the board with flowers and maybe write "surfer girl" in the middle. I'll most likely do another fan blade with whatever design I come up with for this one and I'll do the other two with just Hawaiian style flowers; the surf boards will be across from each other on the fan and the flowers will do the same. And the other fan blades are pink, green, and lavender. I pulled all of the colors and flower design from a "surfer girl" picture that the girls have in their room that we got Chloe for Christmas.

So that's pretty much it over here. My Mom and Dad are coming in this weekend for Amanda's birthday. They haven't been here since November for my birthday and I really wish that we'd gotten more done since it's been so long since they've been here. Things do look better though and I'm sure we'll have a great time. Oh, and this is this weekend. We went last year and had a great time. They had a great play area for the kids but it was crowded. I'm not sure if we'll go again since my parents are strongly opposed to walking shoulder to shoulder with strangers but there is plenty of cool stuff to do even if we don't go to that.

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6 comments:

Mary said...

sounds pretty cool! I'm sure I will see it soon. Kids are so real, I love how they just expect to be served or loved.

Tisra said...

The fan blades are really cute and will look fabulous.

I thought Franklin's Mainstreet festival was the 28th and 29th. If you don't go to a Franklin event, then you certainly get frustrated by the traffic. So its almost better to loose the whole day and have fun, right?

Amy said...

Thanks! You may be right- I thought it was the third weekend in April but their website is down so I can't check it- Of course I haven't looked at a calendar so I don't know which weekend is what.

Well, it is pretty cool to visit all of the art booths, jewelry makers, etc. Plus it just feels like "Mainstreet USA"- very homey. I'm sure we'll go whichever weekend it is. Chloe had a blast last year and has been asking (begging) to go again.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I see the pictures! Looks very good!

Mary

Angie said...

I totally love the surfer girl theme and the painting looks great! Love the colors you chose!

Joyce said...

I am so impressed! My daughter-in-law-the-artist!